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was the fact he was able to get the all-powerful rupert murdoch media machine behind him in the late '90s. rupert murdoch was just as right wing then as he is now. but his right-wing tabloid "the sun," which is as dominant in british tabloid media as fox news is anywhere cable news, tony blair convinced the conservative rupert murdoch to have the conservative "sun" tabloid get behind the blair candidacy. this right-wing paper, "the sun," endorsed the labour party and tony blair. so after nearly two decades of the labour party in exile, tony blair got rupert murdoch's backing. that helped him get elected prime minister. labour got to be in charge of britain for the next decade. george w. bush got a new poodle. and we all got the iraq war. whatever you think of what tony blair did with his time in power, his rise to power was skilled, very skilled. and that skill was manifest in part with his triumph in the murdoch primary. josh marshall at the website talking points memos has been writing about this. he wrote about it this past summer and again today. the idea of the murdoch primary everyb
is setting up a response to the illegal eavesdropping, conducted by rupert murdoch's news of the tabloid. this week's crime victims describe how murdoch's company ruined their lives and wreaked havoc on their company. dozens of employees are under arrest. >>> legal disputes in the penn state abuse scandal. the second-mile charity is agreeing to freeze assets to settle a lawsuit in a sexual abuse lawsuit. the unidentified man is planning a civil lawsuit, seeking damages from second mile and others responsible for sexual assault. jerry sandusky has been charged with sexually abusing eight boys. his preliminary hearing on 48 counts is set for december 13th. >>> one of the men who says he was sexually abused by a syracuse basketball coach is in court this week. the alleged defendant, zach thomaselli is accused of being a victim himself. >> for zach thomaselli, it has been a whirlwind week in this auburn courtroom, he's the defendant, facing similar charges. thomaselli is looking to get a more than three-hour recorded interview with police scratched from the evidence for his trial. he's charg
in the illegal phone hacking case against rupert murdoch's "news of the world" tabloid. a journalist from the now defunct paper has been arrested in london this morning in connection with fresh allegations of phone hacking. the 41-year-old was jailed back in 2007 also on phone hacking charges. >>> there's a new acting chief today at the federal aviation administration, deputy administrator michael huerta, this after the top official stepped down. randy babbitt resigned tuesday after being arrested over the weekend on drunk driving charges in virginia. local officials did not disclose the results of his blood alcohol test. >>> new information about the u.s. drone that went down in iran over the weekend. the unmanned aircraft was on a cia mission and was part of a special fleet of stealth drones that have spied on iran for years from an afghanistan air base. iran claims it shot down that plane after it was found some 140 miles deep into that country's airspace. >>> a sentence is expected this morning for disgraced illinois governor rod blagojevich. the impeached governor is expected to address the
in gaza. rupert murdoch said to testify in front of parliament about the tabloid's phone hacking scandal. >> ultimately we are responsible for the whole fiasco? >> no. >> silvio berlusconi is out of a job today. north korea's dictator kim jong-il has died. >> potential economic catastrophe in greece. >> they are so angry. the austerity is coming one way or the other. >> we have the unrest in egypt, president hosni mubarak addressed his nation and said he would not step down. >> riots are sweeping tunisia and at least 40 civilians have been killed. a night of violent new clashes in cairo's tahrir square. >> protesters have more demonstrations. >> they shouted requesting the people want to topple the regime." >> riot police clashed with protesters in bahrain. >> after the fall of hosni mubarak, hundreds of thousands of egyptians flood the streets of cairo. >> witnesses say nowhere feels safe. >> anwar al awlaki has been killed in yemen. >> armed rebels celebrated what they called a victory over the libyan military. >> once incl rebel rebel hands, was shown no mercy. >> looking forward to t
morgan was a newspaper man, an editor of two of london's biggest tabloids "the daily mirror" and rupert murdoch's nowty funk "news of the world". >> i would say they're aware of 5% of what journalists are up to. >> reporter: morgan testified via a video link from los angeles. he denied any knowledge of illegal phone hacking. >> have you listened to recordings of what you knew to be illegally obtained voice mail messages? >> i do not believe so, no. >> well, you either did or you didn't. it isn't a question of belief. >> reporter: today a former business reporter for "the daily mirror" who went to jail for insider trading says hacking regularly took place while morgan was editor. >> i would say that it was very unlikely that he didn't know that it was going on, because as i've said, he was -- there wasn't very much he didn't know about. >> reporter: during his testimony, morgan was repeatedly asked how he heard a phone message paul mccartney left for his then wife heather mills as their marriage was falling apart. >> well, i can't discuss where i was played that tape or who played it, be
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